Johannesburg – Supra Mahumapelo, North West ANC chaiperson says the ANC cannot allow their 54th national presidential elective conference to “flop” at the last minute.
Mahumapelo and his province is part of the people that supported Ace Magashule by 24 votes in the election as secretary-general.
Senzo Mchunu’s supporters have threatened to go to court if the votes they believe that are ‘missing’ are not added in the final tally.
Mchunu’s lawyers have been informed and they are on stand by.
In regard to the missing votes Mahumepelo said the party will announce its decision later in the conference.
“There’s always court cases and threats now. It’s the new normal,” he told journalists on Wednesday.
“We must remain focused on the strategic objective… and give hope to South Africans on the resolutions we are going to take here.”
“We must accept the outcome with its best and its worst as members of the ANC. If all cadres can do that, leave with the results of the ANC, whether you like them or don’t like them.
Mahumapelo said that the conference should end on Wednesday like it was planned.
“We’ve come so far. We’ve worked so hard to maintain the dignity of the African National Congress. We can’t flop at the last minute,” Mahumapelo added.